Barça has been working on sports planning for the next season for months. In order to address all the folders that the sports management has on the table, the blaugrana entity presented a financial feasibility plan to LaLiga for two seasons that allows him to get 200 million euros between income and reduced expenses. As reported by the club’s financial vice president, Eduard Romeu, the employers’ association will give the green light and Barça will be able to sign this summer.
However, before entering you have to let out. For this reason, Barça continues working on the departure of some members of the squad, as well as in the barter of soccer players to lower the wage bill At the same time, a team is being built that can defend the League title and compete in the Champions League.
Thus, Barça already has a list of pending tasks to carry out, once LaLiga approves said feasibility plan on May 19. Below, we detail them:
Register of the renewed
It is Barça’s number 1 priority. The first thing that the Barça club will do when LaLiga gives the go-ahead to the feasibility plan will be to register the already renewed contracts. We refer to those of Araujo, Gavi, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso and Iñaki Peña, the most recent of all.
It should be remembered that, for example, The signature of the Uruguayan was stamped on his new contract more than a year ago. Some duties that the club has been dragging along for a long time and that is now close to turning the page with them.
Renew the Bucket
He is the next player that Barça wants to shield. His break-in with the first team this season, taking over the left-back, makes him a present and future project. The club and the player have very close positions and everything is on track to agree on a new contract, beyond 2024when your current relationship ends.
The club’s idea would be for the youth squad to stamp his signature in a contract that links him to the Barcelona club until 2027 with an ‘anti-sheik’ termination clause and a notorious salary increase; since he still has a file of the subsidiary.
Submit a formal offer to Messi
One of the priorities for the next season: the return of the Argentine; both in what concerns the sporting plane, as well as the economic and institutional ones. Barça wants to have Messi again and the footballer wants to dress as a blaugrana again in the Catalan capital. His future is very far from Paris Saint-Germain, but the stratospheric offer from Saudi Arabia would make any mortal doubt, although he has nothing signed with anyone. He also has the option of going to the United States MLS to play for Inter Miami on the table.
The Barcelona entity has not yet been able to present a formal offer to Leo, it is waiting to receive the green light from LaLiga. The contract would be for two years, until June 2025, although Messi would have the option to part ways in June 2024.. As for the salary, he would receive a quarter of his last salary as a Barça player: 25 million euros gross, that is, 13 ‘kilos’ net per season.
Officialize the incorporation of Iñigo Martínez
The agreement for the signing of the defender is completely closed with the footballer and Athletic Club gives it up completely for lost. The one from Ondarroa He will arrive as a free agent, since his contract in San Mamés ends on June 30, and Barça will not have to pay a transfer cost for his arrival.
Your registration is also in the air waiting to receive the green light from the employer. He would sign for two seasons with a salary similar to the one he earned at Athleticaround 9 million euros per season.
Close the signing of Gundogan
The case of the German is the same as that of Iñigo Martínez: His contract with Manchester City ends on June 30 and he would land at the Spotify Camp Nou as a free agent. Now, if there is a total agreement with the Athletic center-back, there is still some reluctance with the midfielder when it comes to financial matters.
Gündogan’s salary claims are remarkably high and Barça would not be in a position to reach them. It remains, then, to continue negotiating what would be his new contract. He has the sporting ‘ok’, but there is some misgivings in the board about the salary aspect, as well as his age.
Launch the operation Ansu Fati – Rúben Neves
Both footballers share an agent (Jorge Mendes) and the president’s good relationship with Joan Laporta could facilitate the departure of Ansu Fati and the arrival of Rúben Neves. The Portuguese proposes an exchange between the striker and the midfielder, with more money in between for Barça’s coffersbut the operation does not have the approval of all parties.
For a start, Ansu Fati does not welcome joining Wolverhampton, while There are several voices within the club that disagree that Rúben Neves can take over from Sergio Busquets. Xavi bets on Zubimendi, but Real Sociedad will not give in and refers to the termination clause of 60 million euros; an unattainable figure for the Catalans today. There are still many chapters to write regarding the future of the youth squad and the Portuguese.
Work in barter Ferran Torres – Carrasco
Another of the exchanges that are contemplated in the sports management of Barça is with Atlético de Madrid. As part of the transfer from Memphis, the blaugrana obtained a preferential option on Yannick Carrasco to take over his services in exchange for 19 million euros.
Barça wants the Belgian to reinforce the left wing of the attack, but does not have the liquidity to face its incorporation; reason why he bets on imaginative formulas to make it land on the Spotify Camp Nou. The latest information suggests that Foios’s would not enter the mattress team’s plansso his future is still up in the air.
Route the outputs of Raphinha and Kessie
These are two footballers with a poster in the European market: the brazilian in the Premier League and the Ivorian in Serie A. Both landed in Barcelona last summer and they could have had a brief stint as azulgranas.
Raphinha could leave the club, given that clubs like Newcastle and Chelsea would be willing to enter a bid that could reach 80 million eurosa figure that would help oxygenate the club’s coffers. Kessiewho arrived as a free agent, could set course for Inter Milan or Tottenham, leaving accounting profit at Barça.
Confirm the signing of Aubameyang
Among the plans of the sports management is the hiring of a striker who acts as a relief with Robert Lewandowski. In these, the club is working on the incorporation of Vitor Roque, whom they consider a bet for the present and the future. Nevertheless, the economic difficulties would be taking him away from Barcelona.
So that, the alternative to the Brazilian is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who Will work to achieve Chelsea’s freedom lettersomething that will not be easy -where he is having a very secondary role- to return to dressing as a blaugrana without transfer cost. the gabonese walks like crazy to return to the club, is willing to lower the tabin the coaching staff the half year he was in the team is valued positivelywould offer a immediate performance and the locker room keeps a very good memory of him.
Addressing the ‘Jordi Alba case’
Another of the ‘hot potatoes’ that the sports management has is the future of Jordi Alba. Sportingly, he does not have him and financially the club cannot assume the close to 40 million euros gross to be paid next season.
The one from L’Hospitalet de Llobregat wants to fulfill the remaining year of his contract, until 2024but the truth is that Barça is working on giving him a way out, as he already tried last summer on the horn. The irruption of Balde and the renewal of Marcos Alonso leave the ’18’ culé on the wire. After Piqué’s withdrawal in November and Busquets’ official goodbye for the next season, the next to leave the Spotify Camp Nou should be Jordi Alba.